Salary Cap Accounting Rules
Section 6(e)(iv)(6)Valuation of Player Contracts
Notwithstanding any provision in a Player Contract to the contrary or when such payments are actually made, the following rules shall apply in determining the amount of a player’s Salary that is to be included in Team Salary in a particular League Year for purposes of the Salary Cap:
If a Club provides one or more gifts to a player during the term of the player’s Player Contract to commemorate the player’s retirement, and the player has been under contract with the Club in three or more seasons, the fair market value of such gifts up to $15,000 shall not be counted as Salary, and any excess fair market value above $15,000 shall be counted as Salary. Notwithstanding the previous sentence, if the player has been under contract with the Club in less than three seasons, the entire fair market value of any such gifts shall be counted as Salary.